Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 226
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Harrell) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 468.701, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         468.701 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
    8         (1) “Athletic trainer” means a person licensed under this
    9  part who has met the requirements of under this part, including
   10  the education requirements established as set forth by the
   11  Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education or
   12  its successor organization and necessary credentials from the
   13  Board of Certification. An individual who is licensed as an
   14  athletic trainer may not provide, offer to provide, or represent
   15  that he or she is qualified to provide any care or services that
   16  he or she lacks the education, training, or experience to
   17  provide, or that he or she is otherwise prohibited by law from
   18  providing.
   19         Section 2. Section 468.707, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   20  read:
   21         468.707 Licensure requirements.—Any person desiring to be
   22  licensed as an athletic trainer shall apply to the department on
   23  a form approved by the department. An applicant shall also
   24  provide records or other evidence, as determined by the board,
   25  to prove he or she has met the requirements of this section. The
   26  department shall license each applicant who:
   27         (1) Has completed the application form and remitted the
   28  required fees.
   29         (2) For a person who applies on or after July 1, 2016, Has
   30  submitted to background screening pursuant to s. 456.0135. The
   31  board may require a background screening for an applicant whose
   32  license has expired or who is undergoing disciplinary action.
   33         (3)(a) Has obtained, at a minimum, a bachelor’s
   34  baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university
   35  professional athletic training degree program accredited by the
   36  Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education or
   37  its successor organization recognized and approved by the United
   38  States Department of Education or the Commission on Recognition
   39  of Postsecondary Accreditation, approved by the board, or
   40  recognized by the Board of Certification, and has passed the
   41  national examination to be certified by the Board of
   42  Certification; or.
   43         (b)(4)Has obtained, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree, has
   44  completed the Board of Certification internship requirements,
   45  and holds If graduated before 2004, has a current certification
   46  from the Board of Certification.
   47         (4)(5) Has current certification in both cardiopulmonary
   48  resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator
   49  set forth in the continuing education requirements as determined
   50  by the board pursuant to s. 468.711.
   51         (5)(6) Has completed any other requirements as determined
   52  by the department and approved by the board.
   53         Section 3. Subsection (3) of section 468.711, Florida
   54  Statutes, is amended to read:
   55         468.711 Renewal of license; continuing education.—
   56         (3) If initially licensed after January 1, 1998, the
   57  licensee must be currently certified by the Board of
   58  Certification or its successor agency and maintain that
   59  certification in good standing without lapse.
   60         Section 4. Section 468.713, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   61  read:
   62         468.713 Responsibilities of athletic trainers.—
   63         (1) An athletic trainer shall practice under the direction
   64  of a physician licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter
   65  460, or otherwise authorized by Florida law to practice
   66  medicine. The physician shall communicate his or her direction
   67  through oral or written prescriptions or protocols as deemed
   68  appropriate by the physician for the provision of services and
   69  care by the athletic trainer. An athletic trainer shall provide
   70  service or care in the manner dictated by the physician.
   71         (2)An athletic trainer shall work within his or her
   72  allowable scope of practice as specified in board rule under s.
   73  468.705. An athletic trainer may not provide, offer to provide,
   74  or represent that he or she is qualified to provide any care or
   75  services that he or she lacks the education, training, or
   76  experience to provide or that he or she is otherwise prohibited
   77  by law from providing.
   78         Section 5. Subsection (2) of section 468.723, Florida
   79  Statutes, is amended to read:
   80         468.723 Exemptions.—This part does not prohibit prevent or
   81  restrict:
   82         (2) An athletic training student acting under the direct
   83  supervision of a licensed athletic trainer. For purposes of this
   84  subsection, “direct supervision” means the physical presence of
   85  an athletic trainer so that the athletic trainer is immediately
   86  available to the athletic training student and able to intervene
   87  on behalf of the athletic training student. The supervision must
   88  comply with board rule in accordance with the standards set
   89  forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
   90  Education or its successor.
   91         Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
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   94  And the title is amended as follows:
   95         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   96  and insert:
   97                        A bill to be entitled                      
   98         An act relating to athletic trainers; amending s.
   99         468.701, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
  100         “athletic trainer”; deleting a requirement that is
  101         relocated to another section; amending s. 468.707,
  102         F.S.; revising athletic trainer licensure
  103         requirements; amending s. 468.711, F.S.; requiring
  104         certain licensees to maintain certification in good
  105         standing without lapse as a condition of renewal of
  106         their athletic trainer licenses; amending s. 468.713,
  107         F.S.; requiring that an athletic trainer work within a
  108         specified scope of practice; relocating an existing
  109         requirement that was stricken from another section;
  110         amending s. 468.723, F.S.; requiring the direct
  111         supervision of an athletic training student to be in
  112         accordance with rules adopted by the Board of Athletic
  113         Training; providing an effective date.